National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday registered FIR against separatist leaders, Hizbul, LeT and Chief Hafeez Saeed and others under sections 120B, 121, 121A IPC and 13,18,20,38,39 UAPA.
The FIR was registered after raids at several locations in Delhi, Haryana and Kashmir in connection with Pak terror funding in Kashmir valley. During the raids, NIA recovered â‚¹ 1.25 crore in Srinagar and 35 lakh in Delhi.
Delhi: NIA raids underway at premises of dry fruit merchant Manav Arora, in Greater Kailash Part II area pic.twitter.com/CXRqP2OFj3— ANI (@ANI_news) June 3, 2017
Raids in Hawala case
NIA on Saturday morning raided 14 locations in Kashmir and eight in Delhi in connection with the terror funding case. According to sources, the raids were in connection with alleged hawala operations between Pak-based terror groups and Kashmiri separatists.
According to reports, NIA has registered a case against hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in the matter. Earlier, the agency scrutinised five bank accounts allegedly linked to Geelani as part of its probe into suspected terror funding.
The NIA, which had earlier registered a Preliminary Enquiry, converted it into a Regular Case (RC) last evening and began searches in the wee hours at the residences of second-rung separatist leaders in the Valley.
Around eight hawala dealers and traders in the national capital were also raided, official sources said. Among those raided were close aides and kins of hardline separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani and others in the Hurriyat Conference. Two places in Sonepat were also being searched by the NIA teams in this connection.
Jammu and Kashmir: NIA raids underway at separatist leader Naeem Khan's residence; visuals from his residence in Srinagar. pic.twitter.com/CZzqLKfUpQ— ANI (@ANI_news) June 3, 2017
Jammu and Kashmir: NIA raids underway at Hurriyat leader Raja Kalwal's residence; visuals from his residence in Srinagar. pic.twitter.com/5vecHfeLr7— ANI (@ANI_news) June 3, 2017
The raids follow questioning of three separatist—Nayeem Khan, who was seen on television during a sting operation purportedly confessing to receiving money from Pakistan-based terror groups, Farooq Ahmed Dar alias ‘Bitta Karate’ and Gazi Javed Baba of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, in the national capital last month.
The separatists were allegedly receiving funds from the chief of Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), Hafiz Saeed, to carry out subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley, including pelting stones at security forces, damaging public property and burning schools and other government establishments.
With inputs from PTI.